PLC Reports User Manual

5.7. Activation

A valid license must be activated on each computer using PLC Reports. The license serial number, received while purchasing PLC Reports, is needed for the activation process.

5.7.1. Online Activation

PLC Reports can be activated online provided that the email address used while purchasing PLC Reports has not been changed and an Internet connection is available.

If the pre-conditions are fulfilled, proceed as follows:

    1. Start PLC Reports.
    2. In the “Home” section click “License Manager”. The License Manager opens.
    3. Enter the serial number of your PLC Reports license into the field “Serial Number”.
    4. To register the license enter the company address and the contact person.
    5. Click the button “Activate Online”.
    6. After successful activation, the table “Activated Functions” shows the licensed functional scope. Note that the row “Used” will only show actual values if the reporting system is started.

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5.7.2. Online Activation of a Trial License

If you received a trial license which is possible to activate online, follow the same steps as when activating a full license.

5.7.3. Manual Activation

Besides the online activation, PLC Reports can also be activated manually. There are two options available:

  1. Activation by email
    The pre-condition for the activation by email is that the computer has an access to an email account.
  2. Activation by generating a text which can be transferred to a computer with an email account.

5.7.3.1. Manual Activation by Email

To activate PLC Reports, proceed as follows:

  1. Start PLC Reports
  2. In the “Home” section click “License Manager”. The License Manager opens.
  3. Enter the serial number of your PLC Reports license into the field “Serial Number”.
  4. To register the license enter the company address and the contact person.
  5. Click the button “Request Activation Code – Generate Email”.
  6. The standard email client of the computer opens and an activation request email is being generated.
    PLCReports Email Aktivierungsanfrage 1 EN
  7. Send the email to the stated email recipient.
  8. You will receive an email containing an activation code. Please note that manual activation requests may take a few days.
  9. Enter the received activation code into the field “Activation Code”.
  10. Click the button “Activate Using an Activation Code”.
  11. After successful activation, the table “Activated Functions” shows the licensed functional scope. Note that the row “Used” will only show actual values if the reporting system is started.

5.7.3.2. Manual Activation by Text

If no Internet connection and no email support are available, please proceed as follows:

  1. Start PLC Reports
  2. In the “Home” section click “License Manager”. The License Manager opens.
  3. Enter the serial number of your PLC Reports license into the field “Serial Number”.
  4. To register the license enter the company address and the contact person.
  5. Click the button “Request Activation Code – Generate Text”.
  6. An activation request text is being generated and copied to the Windows Clipboard.
    Text Aktivierungsanforderung 1 EN
  7. Create a new Text, Word or WordPad file.
  8. Paste the text from the Clipboard into the file by pressing CTRL+V or by using the menu command “Paste”.
  9. Save the file and copy it to a computer with an email account.
  10. Send the activation request text from the file to the stated email recipient.
  11. You will receive an email containing an activation code. Please note that manual activation requests may take a few days.
  12. Enter the activation code into the field “Activation Code”.
  13. Click the button “Activate Using an Activation Code”.
  14. After successful activation, the table “Activated Functions” shows the licensed functional scope. Note that the row “Used” will only show actual values if the reporting system is started.